Lamar Odom Will Not Face Cocaine Charges in Nevada, Prosecutors Say

Former NBA star Lamar Odom won't be charged after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system, prosecutors said.

Nye County District Attorney Angela Bello said Monday the evidence didn't prove that Odom used the drug during his three-day visit, so he could not be charged there.

She said the cocaine had already metabolized -- making it difficult to determine the time he had used it -- when Odom was hospitalized on Oct. 13 in critical condition in Las Vegas.

Odom had been found unconscious at Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada.

The sheriff's office later recommended a felony count of unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The Odom family said he left a Los Angeles hospital last week for a private facility.

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